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    Ride the bike you like, the way you like to ride...

    Ride the bike you like, the way you like to ride it. :D
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    I had the same experience with my old classic...

    I had the same experience with my old classic mountain bike at an LBS. I wanted to rebuild the old warhorse, so I asked them to replace shifters, drivetrain, brakes etc. The owner refused to work...
  3. Thread: Bicycle Helmet

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    Better ventilation matters MORE the slower you...

    Better ventilation matters MORE the slower you go. Otherwise you aren't going to get much or any airflow through there.
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    It never seems right but my spartan "flat bar...

    It never seems right but my spartan "flat bar road bike" is 35 pounds. The fenders, rack, bags, lights and strong rear rim really add up.
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    The "entrance" to upper cane haul road in...

    The "entrance" to upper cane haul road in Na'alehu is the side street that the entrance to Punaluu Bakery is on. (the main intersection in town) On the Pahala side it's harder to find upper cane...
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    It isn't the size of Greenland, but it can take...

    It isn't the size of Greenland, but it can take 2-3 hours to get from one place to another so you do want to make a good decision.

    If your primary interest is cycling you'll want to avoid areas...
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    My bike has pedals. My feet have shoes. The...

    My bike has pedals. My feet have shoes. The pedals on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round... DISCUSS!
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    Internal gears are a little expensive for the US...

    Internal gears are a little expensive for the US market. Dyno hubs are not popular vs. battery powered lights. Fenders are a niche market. (the niche being experienced commuters) It's a package...
  9. My commuting speed is entirely determined by...

    My commuting speed is entirely determined by traffic, weather and terrain considerations. If I need to go fast to take the lane or make turns in fast traffic then I go fast, and if I need to go slow...
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    I only buy wool, because polyester gets the...

    I only buy wool, because polyester gets the permanent B.O. stank after a few wears. It's even harder to find bright wool shirts, and they almost always have a premium price. :/
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    I have relatives who have loudly proclaimed in...

    I have relatives who have loudly proclaimed in the presence of others that anyone driving at or under the speed limit should be thrown in jail for driving dangerously. Seriously.
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    The only time I tangled with a car was my own...

    The only time I tangled with a car was my own fault for being young and ignorant and riding willy-nilly like a kid. I passed a line of cars stopped for a left turner on the right. When the first...
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    Ah wonderful fresh snow...that brings back so...

    Ah wonderful fresh snow...that brings back so many great memories . :D :love:
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    We rode the length of Hilina Pali Road, with the...

    We rode the length of Hilina Pali Road, with the return climb in the rain. The bike wasn't out of tune after its long dormancy, and I don't feel like I'm out of tune either. It's a good start. ;)...
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    I did not bike commute at all in 2013 or 2014. ...

    I did not bike commute at all in 2013 or 2014. :( I bought a house too close to the office for bike riding to be fun (4 very nasty congested blocks), and my start time at work was moved earlier to...
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    Poll: One problem I have with "bike perception" at work...

    One problem I have with "bike perception" at work is that currently most of the bikes scattered around the dark corners of the office building are rarely if ever ridden, which gives the impression to...
  17. In the beginning I took a fairly direct route,...

    In the beginning I took a fairly direct route, and rode on a fairly major street with no shoulder and used left turn lanes at large intersections. Over a few years I gradually started taking a much...
  18. I want the rain to come back. More more moar...

    I want the rain to come back. More more moar Chaos! :D
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    Many years ago there was a UK site offering...

    Many years ago there was a UK site offering Continental GP 4 Seasons at about half the usual price, so I stocked up and have never used any other commuting tire. Nice traction, though they do wear...
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    If it fits you, that's a great commuter. Tough...

    If it fits you, that's a great commuter. Tough and fun. I bombed around town on a similar Trek 820 happily for many years before I moved to a mountain where I need a road bike frame with climbing...
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    early weather forecasts? ;)
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    France needs more cobbles and more rain. Hoping...

    France needs more cobbles and more rain. Hoping for heavy snow and some hail in the mountains to weed out the girlie-men. Can we get a tornado, too? :D
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    only thing I can say is you stand a good chance...

    only thing I can say is you stand a good chance of running over a chicken. bwak!
  24. "Chaos...good news!" :D

    "Chaos...good news!" :D
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    Does anyone know how well this streams on 5...

    Does anyone know how well this streams on 5 megabit DSL? We have no problems with the big streaming services, but certain sites with Flash and Javascript players are unwatchably slow.
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